Tours & Attractions
Free Tours In NYC
by Alyssa Grossman, 07/24/2012
Belvedere Castle. Photo: Will Steacy
Central Park Conservancy
Central Park has 136 acres of woodland, 250 acres of lawns and 150 acres of water; trying to see it all without an expert tour guide can be overwhelming. The Central Park Conservancy's long lineup of free tours aims to cover it all. Escape the streets during the Amble Through the Ramble tour, which takes guests on a journey through the arches and man-made water features of these urban woods. The Castle and Its Kingdom tour explores the terrain surrounding Belvedere Castle and Vista Rock. Flora and fauna take center stage during tours of the 70-year-old Conservatory Garden, and Views from the Past takes participants back to the 19th century, when Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux were merely in the planning stages of creating Manhattan's grandest park.